Grilling can be an art form when you have the right tools. But how do you choose the best grill for your needs? The experts at Appliances Connection have taken the guesswork out of finding the right grill for you. Read on to learn about the best rotisserie grills of 2021 and figure out which one is most suited to your needs.
The Napoleon P500RSIBNSS3 comes from the Prestige Series, and with its 900 sq. in. grilling surface, it's the largest rotisserie grill on this list. It's more than just the rotisserie system that makes this grill stand out: it has 80,000 BTUs of heating power available to you. The iconic stainless steel WAVE™ cooking grids keep smaller items from falling while providing even heat transfer, and the infrared SIZZLE ZONE™ side burner produces high heat searing in as little as 30 seconds. Instant, dependable Jetfire™ ignition uses a jet of flame to light each of the four main gas burners. Meanwhile, the rear infrared rotisserie burner is suitable for both slow spit roasting and high heat searing. It even comes with NIGHT LIGHT™ knobs that indicate at a distance which burners are lit, even in the dark.
With a three 22,000 BTU burners and an 11,000 BTU rotisserie burner, XO's XOGRILL42L Pro-Grade Luxury Grill is the most powerful rotisserie grill on this list. It has 869 sq. in. of grilling space, and the infrared rotisserie burner can accommodate loads of up to 25 lbs., making it possible to cook nearly anything. This grill is made of seamless, welded 304 stainless steel, bringing strength and reliability to your outdoor kitchen. Even the grates are heavy-duty welded stainless steel, providing you with strong grill marks and even heating. The ceramic briquettes are shaped like inverted cups, reducing flare-ups and vaporizing drippings for added flavor. The lid is spring-loaded, making it easy to open even with one hand, and it has interior halogen lamps that will light up your cooking even on the darkest nights. Flame thrower ignition makes it possible to light your grill even without an electrical connection, and segmented burner compartments allow you to create multiple temperature zones for your cooking.
The Weber 717001 is a fantastic, compact appliance from the Summit Series that's one of the best rotisserie grills you can buy. At 66 in. wide, it has 468 sq. in. of grilling surface and produces up to 48,800 BTUs of heat. The four individually controlled burners let you create heating zones for cooking multiple items at once, while the side burner lets you heat side dishes (like sauces or veggies) out of the way of the main event. Nearly everything on this grill, from the Weber Flavorizer bars to the burners and cooking grates (and even the smoker box), is made of stainless steel, making this grill robust and easy to maintain. The Tuck-Away Rotisserie System has a flip-up motor and separate fork and spit storage, making it a snap to configure the grill. The Snap-Jet burner ignition system makes it easy to control your grilling, as well, and the high-powered sear burner efficiently adds extra heat to your cooking when needed.
Are rotisserie grills worth it?
Once you have it set up, the rotisserie is one of the easiest ways to cook on your grill. It provides strong, even heating and creates juicy, flavor-rich food. It's nearly always worth getting a grill that has a rotisserie option.
What is the best cut of beef for rotisserie?
Cylindrical cuts of meat work best in a rotisserie; tenderloin roasts and rolled boneless rib roasts work especially well.
Do you close lid when using rotisserie?
You want to keep the grill's lid closed when cooking with your rotisserie, only opening it to baste the food and check its temperature.